Pointing out that he has three daughters and a wife who are all female, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that families should be kept out of the front line when it comes to politics.
“Look, when you’re surrounded by strong, intelligent women – who are pretty good looking by the way – it’s important that they’re not used to score cheap political points.
“I’ve got three daughters and a wife – all four of them women, incidentally. They’re my family. They didn’t sign up for politics.
“We’ve got a great family – 80% female, 20% male if you’re wondering – but I think we all agree that family life should be kept private”.